• Journey,  Recipe

    Dirt: how do you handle yours?

    Have you ever found yourself in sort of a funk and find yourself only hearing negative (for sake of this post, I will refer to this as “dirt”) things about others, or maybe only engaging in dirt talk? I know I have! Recently I was on the phone with my sister and we were doing the usual venting, seeking advice, and just getting some frustrations out… both of us were trying to achieve the same thing, gain support and feel happiness; only we were going about it the wrong way! You see, we were just flinging the dirt around, smearing it in and flinging it back and forth. What we…

  • Journey

    Fear: to have and to hold?

    Let’s talk about FEAR… such a dreadful word really, the connotation is quite frightening in and of itself! What are you most afraid of? What is/are your biggest fear(s)? Do you run from them? Address them? Find ways to embrace them? Me? I am afraid most of LOSS! Loss of self. Loss of time. Loss of love. Loss of happiness. Loss of laughter. Loss of youth. Loss of friendships. Most afraid to the loss of people. So, how do we address our fears and embrace them? Well, I am no expert on the matter… but I think it’s time for me to get really real here. I cry at almost…

  • Goal Setting

    Resolutions: Worthy or Not?

    I’ve been debating whether I buy in to the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing and quite frankly have not made resolutions in a few years now (some 40+% of Americans actively set resolutions)… I have been doing some self-study and trying to figure out why this is? Underlying is a whole greater discussion really, a sort of taking myself apart to understand each piece and why some parts of me that I loved so dearly are missing and others have perhaps taken their place. Is this just part of evolution of self, loss of self, or gaining a new self? Well, this must be something in the minds of many…

  • Journey

    2017: Time to Go Beautifully

    This quote was given to me on a metal bookmark years ago and immediately captured me. These seven words have literally guided me through some very difficult times in my life, and almost always when I am wondering if I can, should, etc. this quotes some how finds me again and I am reminded that I can do anything… even if that means fail! Well, it is official… I have joined the world of blogging and to be completely honest, I am terrified! This fear has kept me from doing this very thing that I am doing right now, writing so you and the rest of the world can access my thoughts,…